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Old 07-31-2022, 03:24 PM
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This proof of concept engine was running back in 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEn1iCU6Hh0

Yes, lots to prove but that's why they're building the -7.

If nobody ever tries anything new, we'll still be using basically the same stuff as we were in 1950- 75 years on. That doesn't seem like progress to me.

I count 3 new small turbines close to entering the market now. That's cool in my book. I hope at least one succeeds, as lots of hard work, money and thought went into each of them. I say sit back and see how these perform in the coming months/ years.

I applaud the dreamers, engineers and risk takers (financially) here.
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Old 07-31-2022, 03:39 PM
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This proof of concept engine was running back in 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEn1iCU6Hh0

Yes, lots to prove but that's why they're building the -7.

If nobody ever tries anything new, we'll still be using basically the same stuff as we were in 1950- 75 years on. That doesn't seem like progress to me.

I count 3 new small turbines close to entering the market now. That's cool in my book. I hope at least one succeeds, as lots of hard work, money and thought went into each of them. I say sit back and see how these perform in the coming months/ years.

I applaud the dreamers, engineers and risk takers (financially) here.


They should have bought that engine to Oshkosh. Maybe a demonstration twice a day ? It would definitely boost their credibility. Iíd love to see some new engines available, but give me something more than a mock up and a sales pitch .
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Old 08-01-2022, 06:23 AM
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This proof of concept engine was running back in 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEn1iCU6Hh0

Yes, lots to prove but that's why they're building the -7.

If nobody ever tries anything new, we'll still be using basically the same stuff as we were in 1950- 75 years on. That doesn't seem like progress to me.

I count 3 new small turbines close to entering the market now. That's cool in my book. I hope at least one succeeds, as lots of hard work, money and thought went into each of them. I say sit back and see how these perform in the coming months/ years.

I applaud the dreamers, engineers and risk takers (financially) here.
Hear hear, well said. All they are asking is to have a look at what they're doing/attempting. If they were saying to put a deposit down or similar then they might deserve the negativity they seem to be getting.

And they didn't start this last week and say we can get this running overnight. They know they have a slog ahead of them. Will they make it, no idea. But thanks for having a crack at it and at worst they may help the next group that tries.
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Old 08-02-2022, 11:52 AM
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Hear hear, well said. All they are asking is to have a look at what they're doing/attempting. If they were saying to put a deposit down or similar then they might deserve the negativity they seem to be getting.

And they didn't start this last week and say we can get this running overnight. They know they have a slog ahead of them. Will they make it, no idea. But thanks for having a crack at it and at worst they may help the next group that tries.
Thanks Ross and Bookworm. Iím happy to say that the levels of negativity are low, but the levels of encouragement we receive is off-scale high and we appreciate that.

We have a small core team within TurbAero that has been supported by a team of external specialist contractors numbering in the 20s who have contributed a huge effort over the last 4 years to design this engine. The amount of initial design work and the work done on subsequent design iterations has been enormous and the analytical work resulting from all the design work has been astronomical. That work will continue throughout the prototyping and testing phases, as we learn lessons from the fabrication of components and subsequent testing. This will be to the benefit of our experimental community in finally having a turbine option, something that some have been hoping for for a long time (me anyway).

I hope that by engaging with the experimental community along the way that some members may find the journey interesting. Seeing parts being made and coming together is possibly more interesting to some on this forum than actually seeing the finished product. That is the nature of the experimental community.

I think that the response that we received at Oshkosh validates our belief that our journey will interest the Vans community. Of course, we donít want anyone waiting too long for the final product to be available so rest assured that we are pushing along as hard as we can, ensuring that it is done in a responsible manner to ensure the safety of all concerned along the way.
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Old 08-02-2022, 12:11 PM
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I applaud the dreamers, engineers and risk takers (financially) here.
Itís the only way that begets changes and improvements. Every industry has these risk takers and in general aviation it is concentrated in EAA.
Godspeed TurbAero, Iíll be watching.
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Old 08-02-2022, 12:16 PM
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We have posted our first episode in our ďBuild an RV7T with meĒ YouTube series. You can see it at https://youtu.be/2YtMy3PWb2g

We plan to put out a monthly video that will document the progress of the build. That will supplement what we post in this thread.

We hope you find it interesting
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Old 08-02-2022, 02:39 PM
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ATP was a lot further along in 2004 but disappeared.

https://www.flightglobal.com/atp-lau.../54223.article

I saw their RV4 at Sun-n-Fun. I believe the design was based on a Solar T-62. I wanted one to prototype in my Rotorway.
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Old 08-02-2022, 03:04 PM
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ATP was a lot further along in 2004 but disappeared.

https://www.flightglobal.com/atp-lau.../54223.article

I saw their RV4 at Sun-n-Fun. I believe the design was based on a Solar T-62. I wanted one to prototype in my Rotorway.
Was that RV-4T?
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Old 08-02-2022, 03:36 PM
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Sure looks like the one ATP had at Sun-n-Fun
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Old 08-02-2022, 03:43 PM
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That is the one. There is a whole article on it in the April 2003 edition of Sport Aviation. It can be found in the EAA online archives. There are a lot of pictures of it flying
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